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RIP David Longdon





David Longdon

17th June 1965 - 20th November 2021

Big Big Train are extremely saddened to announce the death of David Longdon this afternoon in hospital in Nottingham, UK at the age of 56 following an accident in the early hours of Friday morning. He is survived by his two daughters Amelia and Eloise, his mother Vera and his partner Sarah Ewing.

Sarah Ewing comments: “David and I were best friends, partners and soul mates and I am utterly devastated by his loss. He was a beautiful person and I feel so lucky to have known and loved him.”

Greg Spawton comments: “We are absolutely stunned to lose David. It is unspeakably cruel that a quirk of fate in the early hours of yesterday morning has deprived him and his loved ones of a happy future together and all of the opportunities, both personal and musical, that awaited him next year and beyond.”

David joined Big Big Train in 2009, immediately making a significant impact with that year’s The Underfall Yard album. He proceeded to record a further eight studio albums with the band, including the forthcoming Welcome To The Planet, as well as fronting the band for a series of highly acclaimed concerts from 2015 onwards. In addition last year he released an album with the late Judy Dyble under the name Dyble Longdon. On the day before his accident he had been in the studio working on a new solo album.

“David made a huge impact on my life both musically and personally,” Spawton continues. “I loved him like a brother and already feel his loss very deeply. He was a true creative visionary with extraordinary depth of talent. But above all he was a first rate and very kind man. His family, friends, BBT bandmates and crew will miss him terribly.”

The band’s Welcome To The Planet album remains scheduled for release on 28th January 2022. A further statement regarding the band’s 2022 concerts and other activities will follow in due course.
The band and their management request privacy for David’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.


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Nov 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM Post #2,987 of 3,044

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Oooof! That hit me like a ton of bricks, I was only just listening to Folklore
RIP Sir, you will be missed
 
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OMG, You reminded me! Fugazi received its 2021 remix/remaster. I had totally forgoten. Let's listen to it :)



Ooooh, it is soo goood... I'm only at the second track. So different than the original release. Again they used different versions/takes/arrangements in places. Same as with "Clutching at Straws" and "Script" Sounds so fresh! Great!

Now the Fish@Marillion albums are all remastered.
 
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I've been getting into King Crimson & Marillion lately and have bought some of the expanded editions. I'm hoping to get some of the KC box sets like Starless, Road to Red, etc. Right now, I'm enjoying these in hi-res through the BHC and my ZMF cans!

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I hope the Auteur are good with Prog-Rock music because I bought them during the ZMF November sale.
 
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